Kiss Kompendium

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Overview

In '77, blood from each member of the rock band KISS was drawn by a registered nurse and poured into vats of red ink used for printing the band's first comic book. It was created by Marvel legend Stan Lee and was the beginning of a hugely successful KISS comic book franchise. All are now out of print.

Now, for the first time, the KISS Kompendium combines the most breathtaking KISS comic books into a lush oversized collector's compilation. Brought to life by graphic illustrations...

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Overview

In '77, blood from each member of the rock band KISS was drawn by a registered nurse and poured into vats of red ink used for printing the band's first comic book. It was created by Marvel legend Stan Lee and was the beginning of a hugely successful KISS comic book franchise. All are now out of print.

Now, for the first time, the KISS Kompendium combines the most breathtaking KISS comic books into a lush oversized collector's compilation. Brought to life by graphic illustrations as riveting and hardcore as the band's real-life fire-breathing line-up, the Demon (Gene Simmons), Starchild (Paul Stanley), and the other band members' superhero alter egos defeat evil in over 1200 pages of stunning KISS comics!

This is a book authorized by KISS. KISS founding members Gene Simmons, a rock legend and star of A&E's Family Jewels, and Paul Stanley have contributed the forewords to this. The book also includes exclusive never-before-seen backstage photos from KISS' newest tour along with commentary by the band-members.

This is a must-have for every KISS fan eagerly awaiting the band's new album, their first in over 10 years, and a perfect holiday gift for comic-book lovers to pour over time and time again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594475378
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Pages: 1280
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 12.60 (h) x 2.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene Simmons

Known as rock's ultimate showmen, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons founded the hard rock supergroup KISS in the early 1970s. Since then, KISS has gone on to sell more than eighty million albums and perform more than two thousand shows around the world. The band is still touring and performing today.

Known as the fire breathing, blood splitting and larger than life co-founders of hard rock super group KISS, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley founded the band in the early 1970s. Since then, KISS has gone on to sell over 80 million albums and to perform over 2,000 shows around the world. Currently preparing their new album, the band is still touring and performing today. Gene Simmons also stars in A&E's hit reality show, Family Jewels. He is the author of Sex Money Kiss, Kiss and Make-Up, Ladies of the Knight, Kiss and Tell, and Kiss: The Early Years, which he co-wrote with Stanley.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

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    wow wow wow wow wow

    My Co-workers and friends were blown away first by the size of this. honestly i felt sorry for the UPS man when he left it. This thing is huge. i was spellbound as i read it. the whole time i would look at my friend and say "wow this is so cool, i didn't know they did this." the Psycho Circus storyline was so wild. this gives birth to a whole comic book universe most people will overlook just because of the band. anyone who claims to read comics should put down Superman and read the Kompendium. For 3 days i carried this around with me reading it. good workout even better reading.

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  • Posted April 5, 2010

    Great book

    If you are a Kiss fan you cannot miss this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    I bought a gift for a HUGE KISS fan. He absolutely loves it.

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